Your County Times: Abbeydore to Yarkhill, plus clubs and societies, April 17, 2014.

Hereford Times: Your County Times: Abbeydore to Yarkhill, plus clubs and societies, April 17, 2014. Your County Times: Abbeydore to Yarkhill, plus clubs and societies, April 17, 2014.

Abbeydore

WOMEN’S GUILD – In March members went to meet the mayor of Hereford, Phil Williams, who welcomed them to his parlour, then gave a conducted tour of the town hall including the vaults in the basement.

This was the highlight because, as well as the most beautiful silver, members were shown various charters granted to the city.

These included one from Elizabeth I which was superbly illuminated around the edges with colours that looked as fresh and bright as the day they were painted. There were also several charters dating from the time of Charles 1.

On April 3, members welcomed Mrs Julie Milson from the Hereford Community Farm.

SPRING CLEAN – Annual spring clean of Dore Abbey on Saturday, starting at 9.30am. All help appreciated.

CRAFTS AT EASTER – In Abbeydore Hall, Saturday to Monday, from 10am to 4.30pm, refreshments available.

EASTER DAWN VIGIL – At 6.30am in Dore Abbey. A time of prayer and contemplation.

Allensmore

MAUNDY THURSDAY – Tickets are available for the traditional passover supper of lamb in St Andrew’s Church today.

Explanations of the last supper details will be given around the serving of the meal. The evening will start at 7pm. Take this chance to see the church in a completely different layout. Tickets can be purchased from the Cagebrook church wardens at £7.50 each.

COFFEE, CAKE AND CHAT – St Andrew’s Church will be open for refreshments on Saturday, from 10am to noon. Cakes will be available to eat in the church or take away for Easter Sunday tea.

Saturday is gift day, when monetary gifts are given to help keep the church open. In order to ensure St Andrew’s remains open, £250 is required per week.

RAMBLE AND BARBECUE – The first of this year’s rambles and barbecues will start at Inkerman, home of Stephen and Carol Williams, on Saturday, at 3pm.

Come along for a spring walk around the footpaths of Allensmore and celebrate Easter with a barbecue of local produce.

This will be the first opportunity to test the 2013 Allensmore cider.

Will 2013 be a vintage year?

Everyone will be made welcome to attend the walk, the refreshments or both.

Further details can be obtained from Stephen on 01981 570568.

Almeley

FLICKS IN THE STICKS – The next film is Philomena (12A), starring Judy Dench, on Thursday, April 24, at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) in Almeley village hall.

Tickets are £4. There will be cabaret seating, a bar and ample parking.

Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls

EASTER SUNDAY – Service of holy communion BCP at Aymestrey at 11am, and at 3.30pm there will be a service of holy communion at Leinthall Earls.

NATURE TRUST – Meets next Thursday, April 24, in Aymestrey parish hall at 7.30pm. Mark Sissos will talk on Wild Herefordshire.

Bishops Frome and Fromes Hill

A COMMUNITY PLAN – The Bishops Frome and Fromes Hill Community Plan was officially launched at an open day in the village centre on April 5. Members of the steering group were on hand to promote and discuss the publication with the many parishioners who attended.

In addition to the launch, it was hoped the event would encourage more people to get involved in the running of the village centre.

There are currently vacancies for a chairman, secretary and treasurer in order to keep the facility running smoothly.

Thanks go to the Cecilia Hall Ballet Dancers, the kick boxing team and the Frome Valley Steppers for entertaining demonstrations. Thanks also go to the Knitter Natter Group and the internet café for showcasing their activities. Plenty of bacon butties were supplied and eaten and washed down tea and coffee.

Those who expressed an interest in helping to run the village centre will be contacted shortly.

Anyone who was unable to attend the event but who would like a copy of the Community Led Plan is asked to contact the parish clerk, Martin Field, on 01432 820074.

Anyone interested in filling a vacancy on the village centre committee is asked to call Liz Symonds on 01531 640388.

Bishopstone

VILLAGE LOTTERY – March 30, Phil and Lesley Handscombe won £25 with number 40; April 5, Sue Hunt won £25 with number 41.

Bodenham

BODENHAM FLOOD PROTECTION – The Flood Protection Group will be holding its second pump training course at Millcroft Farm, from 10.30am, on Saturday. The course should last about an hour, and and coffee and cake will be available afterwards. Any member who has not already put their name down should contact the secretary, Babs Mitcheson, as soon as possible on 01568 797179.

KNIT-IN – The Bodenham Romania Support Group will be holding a ‘knit-in’ today, from 2pm to 4pm, at 14 Brockington Road.

Visitors are always welcome. Help is always available.

There is no charge and wool can be provided if needed. Donations of spare rug or knitting wool are always very welcome.

Call chairman Pat Horrigan on 01568 797044.

CORRESPONDENT – Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, Hereford, HR1 3QR.

Call 01432 820074. commnews@ ymail.com.

Bredwardine and Brobury

MAY 100 CLUB DRAW – The Friends of St Andrew 100 Club draw will take place on May 1, at 8pm, in the Red Lion Inn, which is serving a delicious curry buffet for anyone who wants to eat before the draw. Organisers look forward to seeing you at the event, and good luck to all ticket holders.

Contact Jen Maddison on 01981 500048 for further information about the club.

CORRESPONDENT – If you have Bredwardine and Brobury news or events that you would like to appear in the County Times section of the Hereford Times , contact Kari Lawson on 01981 501077 or email karimlawson@me.com.

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL – Sheila Walker won £25 with number 40 on March 30; Paul Connor won £25 with number 41 on April 5.

Bromyard

A LENT lunch held by St Mary’s Church’s Edvin Loach at Saltmarshe and District Hall raised £203 for the British Heart Foundation. Many thanks to all those who supported the event.

Credenhill

DISCO – Credenhill Social Club is holding a St George’s Day disco on Saturday, at 8pm. It will be an opportunity to go along and toast England’s national patron saint and England’s national day. All welcome. Members can go for free, visitors and guests will be charged a small visitors’ fee which will go to the roof fund.

During the evening, there will be fundraising for the roof fund.

More details can be obtained by calling the club 01432 760600, or visit facebook.com/credenhill.

socialclub.

Dilwyn

DILWYN SHOW – Has much to interest children on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5. The horse show includes classes for novice riders and the companion dog show provides an arena to show off the family pet. Enjoy the Punch and Judy puppet shows, the juggler and handling exotic animals, such as snakes and lizards, courtesy of Animal Mania, of Worcester.

Children’s competition entries will be exhibited in their own marquee, with entries due on the day, before 11am. For details about all competitions, visit Dilwyn.

com or call David on 01981 541058.

FLICKS IN THE STICKS – Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in Philomena (12A), the moving story of a mother’s search for her adopted son, based on Martin Sixsmith’s investigative book.

The film starts 7.30pm in Dilwyn Cedar Hall. Adults £4, children £2.

Refreshments at half-time break.

For more information, call 01544 319363.

Eardisland

BIG BREAKFAST – Celebrate Easter with a big breakfast at Eardisland Village Hall on Saturday, from 9am to noon.

There will be full breakfast, toast, tea/coffee, all for only £6 for adults, and under-11s £4. The proceeds will be donated to Eardisland Church’s running costs. There is a ree car park, and organisers look forward to welcoming residents and village visitors. Call 01544 388317 or 388810.

Ewyas Harold

PRIMARY SCHOOL – The school sent £77 to the charity, and thanks everyone for their Sports Relief donations. The children were involved in a bonnet and egg competition in the last week of term.

Theme for the decorated eggs was: KS1, nursery rhymes; KS2, famous people past or present.

Mrs Chilcott left at the end of term after 16 years with the school. She will be sadly missed by staff, pupils and parents. The third of the Easter story fun time events at the community library in Horsecroft, for children aged three to six, will be held today, at 3pm.

GOOD FRIDAY – Service at Rowlstone Church at 10.30am.

Churches Together will be holding a service in the Baptist Hall, at noon.

Eye

FILM - Le Weekend (15) will be screened at Cawley Hall, Eye, at 7.30pm, on Saturday. Tickets are £5. A French-style (coq au vin et dessert) pre-film supper may be ordered for an additional £6 by calling 01568 615836. There will also be a cash bar and ice creams in the interval.

Hereford BAG PACKING – Alison Ball and Janet Lawrence would like to thank all the Hereford Marks and Spencer customers for kindly donating at the bag-packing session on March 29. Donations raised a fantastic £612 for the Women’s V Ride the Night cycle ride in May. The money raised will be forwarded to the following charities: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

HEREFORD

HEARTSTART – Herefordshire Heartstart was delighted to receive a grant for £350 from the British Heart Foundation to purchase a new set of projection equipment, which included a projector, DVD player, speakers and cables specifically for the Schools Heartstart Project.

This will enable the two instructors who deliver training to schools to use the excellent British Heart Foundation training DVD Ordinary Day, aimed at schoolchildren and used specifically for teaching emergency life support skills.

This forms part of the British Heart Foundation Schools Heartstart programme to deliver how to save a life courses to schoolchildren.

Staff from schools all over Herefordshire attend free, full-day instructor training and half-day requalification courses with Herefordshire Heartstart to enable them to deliver Heartstart skills to their pupils. By training schools staff, thousands of schoolchildren in Herefordshire can benefit from this vital training and can potentially go on to save a life.

Staff are taught how to deliver Heartstart training and what to do in a life-threatening emergency. They will be taught how to help someone who is unconscious, deal with choking, serious bleeding, heart attack and how to perform CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) to then go back to the classroom to deliver the lessons to their pupils.

To book a course for school staff or for more information on the Heartstart Schools project or on community Heartstart courses, visit herefordshireheartstart.org, or email info@herefordshireheartstart.co.uk or contact the coordinator/project manager Loraine Coleman on 0845 6060654 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 12.45pm).

FREE HEARTSTART COURSE – Would you know what to do if your loved one suffered a life- threatening emergency? If not, book a place now at a free two- hour Heartstart Course at The Starlite Rooms, Hereford, on April 29, from 7pm to 9pm.

Booking is essential, to book your place email info@herefordshireheartstart.co.uk or call 0845 6060654. The office will be closed until April 28, please leave an answer phone message or send an email. You will learn how to call for help, help someone who is unconscious, recognise the warning signs of a heart attack, deal with choking or serious bleeding and perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Simple skills save lives. Visit herefordshireheartstart.org, Twitter @ HeartStart_HFD.

NEWTON FARM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Is in need of volunteers especially for Wye’s Buys charity shop. It will be a good opportunity to gain retail and customer service skills. Please contact Newton Farm Information Centre on 01432 279116 for further information.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT – Onside is a registered charity providing independent advocacy to vulnerable adults. It provides service across Herefordshire and is currently looking to train more volunteers from your area. Advocacy is a way of supporting and empowering people to ensure they have their voice heard and their wishes made known to others.

If you are interested in finding out more, or keen to do something to help, please contact Claire on 01905 27525 or email volunteering@onside-advocacy.org.uk

Kington

COUNTRY MARKET – Kington country market’s Easter opening times will be today, from 9.30am to 11.30am, at the Baptist Chapel, Kington.

MEETING – Kington Horticultural Society’s next meeting is today at 7.30pm in the Masonic Hall, Headbrook, Kington HR5 3DY.

The speaker is Tony Tichen, talking about Magnolias, their story, visitors welcome, £2.50, doors open at 7pm.

Knighton

DONATION – A Mid Wales motor club recently presented £100 cheques to both the Knighton First Responders and Bishops Castle First Responders as a result of money raised from a renowned road rally it organises every year.

Knighton Motor Club donated the money following another hugely successful staging of the Pacemaker Stages Rally back in July and, as well as being delighted to make the two donations, there was also another reason for club members to raise a smile. For the fourth time in the last eight years, the Pacemaker Rally was voted the Best Road Rally by the Association of West Midlands Motor Clubs. This award is the 11th the club has won for this event in the past decade.

Club chairman Mike Ammonds said: “We’re very proud of the reputation the Pacemaker Rally now has and we’re delighted to win the West Midlands award for the fourth time.

“The rally is one of the most popular on the regional road rally calendar and I’d like to thank everyone who works so hard to make it a success. In addition, I’d particularly like to thank all the residents and landowners along the rally route for the co-operation and support they offer us every year. Without them, we simply couldn’t put on the event.”

Meanwhile, anyone interested in finding out more about Knighton Motor Club can do so by calling club secretary Alan Jones on 07980 478989.

COFFEE MORNING – Knighton and district community support will be holding its spring coffee morning on Wednesday, from 10am to noon. The event will be officially opened by Knighton’s mayor Cllr Roger Bright. At the event there will be singing and music by Siggy Haynes and Chris Brooks, bacon butties, tea, coffee, a raffle and lots of stalls including those of local charities.

EASTER LILIES – If anyone would like to make a donation of the cost of an Easter Lily in memory of a loved one please contact Pauline Parker or Jean Price 01547528260. Their names will be printed on the Prayer Board in St Edward’s church on Easter Day.

GOOD FRIDAY – Procession of witness. Meet at Knighton hospital at 10.30am or join the procession through the town. St Andrew’s church, Norton, Good Friday reflections with the Rev Petra Beresford-Webb. St Edward’s church, Knighton, 2pm, Good Friday reflections led by the Rev Melia Cope.

COFFEE MORNING – There will be a coffee morning at the church hall, Knighton, on Saturday starting at 10.30am.

CHURCH SERVICES FOR EASTER SUNDAY – St Edward’s church, Knighton, 9.30am, holy communion led by the Rev Melia Cope. St David’s church, Whitton, 9.30am, holy communion led by the Rev Beresford-Webb. St Andrew’s church, Norton, 11am, holy communion led by the Rev Petra Beresford-Webb. St Michael’s church, Cascob, 3pm, holy communion led by Canon John Greaves. Knighton Baptist Church, 11am, led by the the Rev Maggie Rich. Knucklas Baptist church, 6pm, led by the Rev Maggie Rich. Knighton Methodist church, 11am, led by the Rev Pauline Long. Knighton Catholic church, 11am, celebration of holy mass.

KNIGHTON AND DISTRICT ROTARY CLUB – Has donated £500 to the Presteigne and Norton Community Support charity re- use warehouse. The Old Garage charity re-use warehouse will open on Saturday selling a large selection of donated items, including furniture. The money from the Rotary club will go towards financing kitchen and lavatory facilities as well as decorating materials. A team of local volunteers has been very busy getting the building ready for the official opening.

Gordon Ames, chairman of Presteigne and Norton Community Support, would like to thank Rotarians Clive Payne, president, and Patrick Smith, the local communities member, for the donation.

KNIGHTON GOLF – The official reopening of the clubhouse at Knighton golf club took place on March 30. Chairman Dave Hawkes welcomed club officials, members and guests to the reopening of the clubhouse. On November 30, an electrical fire made the clubhouse unusable.

Everything was black and the place filled with fumes. Then in early January refurbishment started after the club had rallied round and emptied the place, giving builders Syd and Tony Stephens a chance to do an excellent job. When the work was completed everything was brought back to the clubhouse, clean and polished, in time for the first matches of the season.

Club captain Kevin Collins said: “The new club house is now ready to be used properly.” He said a special thanks to Dave Hawkes and Doug Williams for everything they had done. Kevin then announced the winners of the day’s competition after thanking those who worked at the bar, got the course ready and provided the food. Results were: Back 9, first, Russell Jones 27 points, second, Jim Bostock (21), third, Dewi Allen (20). Front 9, first, Michael Prosser (20), second, Colin Badlan (20), third, Wayne Aspley (19).

Overall winners first, Russell Jones with 43, second, Wayne Aspley (39) and third, Jim Bostock (38).

Lingen

COFFEE MORNING – Drop-in coffee morning today at the village hall, from 11am to 12.30pm.

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE – At Lingen Church Sunday, 9.30am, communion service (common worship).

FREE INTERNET – There is free internet usage for all parishioners at the Resource Centre, Lingen, every Monday and Thursday, from 10am to noon.

For further information on Lingen village events, visit lingen.org.uk or call 01544 260865.

Mansel Lacy

LACY LADIES – The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 7.30pm, in the community centre. Brian Draper will be giving a talk entitled ‘The River Wye – Hereford to Chepstow’.

This is an open meeting, visitors £1. All welcome. Contact Joyce Lewis for details on 01981 590638.

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – The next meeting will be held on April 29, at 7.30pm, in the community centre. Everyone welcome.

Marden

CONCERT AT MARDEN CHURCH – Village Voices will perform Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo with help from Scene To Change puppets at 7.30pm, on April 25.

There will also be a display of hand bell ringing. Tickets on the door £7 for adults, children under 14 years go free.

Newton St Margarets

INSPIRATIONAL PAINTINGS FOR EASTER– St Margaret’s Church in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley, nationally famous for its 16th century carved oak rood screen, is this year hosting a special event from Easter Saturday until May 1.

The Worcestershire artist Nigel Groom is lending the church 11 of his paintings, which form the stations of the resurrection, and may be used for meditation on the new life signified in the message of Easter.

These inspirational paintings have previously been displayed in the cathedrals at Worcester and Wells, at Buckfast Abbey and in churches elsewhere in the UK.

This year this tiny church, in the remote rural village of St Margarets, will have them as a focal point for events at this joyous point in the Christian calendar.

The paintings can be on view from 9am to 6pm daily and will form the backdrop to the service on Easter Day. Later in Easter week Nigel Groom will be involved on two separate occasions in leading meditations on the paintings.

The vicar of St Margaret’s, Rev Nicholas Lowton, said: “We feel very excited and privileged at St Margaret’s that these wonderful paintings will be illustrating our worship during Easter Week.

Their strength, power and beauty will help draw many, I am sure, to the heart of the Easter story. We are especially lucky that Nigel Groom will be with us during the week. We do hope that many people, even if they won’t be able to share in our worship, will be able to come and see these paintings in their glorious surroundings.”

The Rev Nicholas Lowton can be contacted on 01981 510675 or at lowton.nicholas@virgin.net

Norton Canon

FREE HEARTSTART COURSE – Would you know what to do if your loved one suffered a life- threatening emergency? If not, book a place now at a free two- hour Heartstart course (CPR etc) at the hall, Norton Daycare Ltd, Norton Canon on May 7, from 7pm to 9pm. Booking essential. To book your place email info@herefordshireheartstart.co.uk or call 0845 6060654. Please note the office will be closed for Easter until April 28. Please email or leave an answer phone message which will be responded to when the office reopens. You will learn how to call for help, help someone who is unconscious, recognise the warning signs of a heart attack, deal with choking or serious bleeding and perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Simple skills save lives. visit herefordshireheartstart.org Twitter @ HeartStart_HFD.

Ocle Pychard and Much Cowarne

THE COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER – Following a domestic accident, it has proved impossible to prepare, print and publish the community newsletter for Ocle Pychard, Much Cowarne and Stoke Lacy for April and May. It is hoped normal service will be resumed for June and July, after which the current editor will be stepping down.

QUIZ NIGHT – From 7pm on April 25 there will be a quiz night at Burley Gate village hall in aid of St James’s Church at Ocle Pychard. Ideal for teams of four.

Entry will cost £5 per person, to include a ploughman’s supper, but please bring a bottle.

Orcop

BINGO – At Orcop churchyard will be held on April 25, at Orcop Parish Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm, eyes down at 8pm.

Peterchurch

BINGO – The friends of the Golden Valley day centre are holding an Easter bingo night today, at the community centre. Start time 7pm. Eyes down 7.30pm. All welcome.

Thank you to the Peterchurch Show and Sports Committee for its generous donation. This much- appreciated gesture will help efforts to keep the day centre open. Many thanks to everyone who has donated, helped and been supportive.

Please remember the centre is open from 10am to noon every Monday for a drink and a chat. All ages are welcome.

Presteigne

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED – Presteigne and Norton Community Support requires volunteers in its shop in The High Street and drivers to help take people for hospital appointments, and so on. Can you spare a few hours a week? If so please call into the community support office in Hereford Street or the shop or call 267961.

100 CLUB – The football club recently held its 100 club draw for March at The Radnorshire Arms.

The following winners were drawn by the landlord. £100 Enid Crowe, £50 Nick Charlton, £40 Andy and Lyn Stephens and £25 Clive and Deb Fields. The next draw will take place at The Royal Oak, on April 25, at 9pm.

Everyone is welcome.

BINGO – The cricket club are holding their annual Easter bingo at The Farmers Inn on Easter Monday. Eyes down will be at 8pm. There will be lots of prizes, including hampers, bottles and vouchers along with £50 cash for the last quickie. Everyone is welcome.

CONCERT – There is a composers concert at The Assembly Rooms on April 27, at 3pm. Local composers John Hymas, Camilla Saunders and Nicholas Benda present an afternoon of their own new and original music. They will be joined by other local musicians. Admission will be £8 at the door.

QUIZ – Don’t forget the football club is holding its annual quiz tonight in the clubhouse at Llanandras Park from 7.30pm.

The quiz master is Tim Sanders.

There will be a trophy and prizes for the winning team.

To book a team a table, call 267806.

FUN RIDE – The annual fun ride will take place on May 5 at Norton Manor Park in Norton. The first horse will leave at 10am, with the last leaving at 1pm.

You can choose between six or 12 miles through the beautiful Radnorshire countryside.

The cost will be £12 for adults and £7 for children.

To book a place or for more information, call 267221 or annasquabbit@aol.com All proceeds will go to St Andrew’s Church in Norton.

MONTHLY DRAW – Presteigne and Norton Community Support recent made its April community draw. Sharon Jones drew the winners, who were £20 Roger Parmee, £15 Dorothy Hankin and £12 Jean Cowell.

WRITING CLASS – Lara Clough will be taking a creative writing course at Paradise Farm on Tuesdays, from April 29 to June 24, from 10.30am to 1pm. The cost is £70 for the course, £60 for concessions.

To book a place or for more information, call 01970 621580 or email learning@aber.ac.uk.

SPRING CLEAN – Presteigne and Norton Town Council needs volunteer helpers for the spring clean of The Ligne Gardens at Wentes Meadow, on April 27, from 11am to 1pm, in readiness for the visit of the residents of Ligne in early May. Please bring your own tools.

WAREHOUSE – The grand opening of the new PCNS charity furniture barn will be take place on Saturday, at 10am. It will be opened by Kirsty Williams.

The warehouse next to the laundrette needs your unwanted furniture. It specialises in house clearances. For further information, call Gordon on 267988.

SERVICES – There are several church services over the Easter period. There are Good Friday Services at Kinsham at noon and St Andrew’s at 8pm. On Saturday there is an Easter eve service at St Andrew’s at 8pm. On Easter Sunday there is holy communion at Knill at 8.30am, Lingen at 9.30am, Kinsham at 9.30am, a family service at St Andrew’s at 11am and holy communion at Discoed at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to any or all services.

CRAFT AND CHAT – There is a craft and chat session at the Arkwright Hall in Kinsham on April 29, from 1.30pm to 4pm. Go along with something you would like to make or to finish, or just go along for a cup of tea. Wifi will be available. Admission will be £2, including refreshments.

For further details, call 260469.

MUSIC – There will be live music at The Royal Oak this Sunday, with Point Zero performing from 8.30pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday, Drewies Quiz will take place from 7.30pm. There will be a meal voucher for the winning team. Everyone is welcome.

Stoke Lacy

CONCERT – On April 26, at 7.30pm, Village Voices will be putting on its annual concert Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo at the village hall in aid of village hall funds. David Huke and friends will be accompanying, with Sheila Houghton conducting. The concert will be followed by supper.

Tickets, £10 including supper, are now available by calling 01432 820068.

ART EXHIBITION – There will be an Easter art exhibition at Stoke Lacy village hall daily, from 10am to 6pm, from Saturday to Monday.

The event is supported by Wye Valley Brewery and will be opened by Charles Morgan, of Morgan Cars, at noon on Saturday. Artists on display will include Antony Bridge, Brian Gorst, Kate Harvey, Tony James, David McKeeman, Nigel Montandon, Colin Simmonds, David Spurrier and Kim Williams.

SPRING INTO SPRING – On April 26, from 10am to1pm, there will be a plant sale and coffee morning at Stoke House, Herb Lane, Stoke Lacy. Funds to Stoke Lacy Church.

Yarkhill

EASTER FUN – Egg hunt and fun day, tomorrow, from 2pm to 4pm, at Yarkhill Village Hall. There will be fun for all the family, with egg-hunting, a colouring competition, crafts and refreshments, at £2 per entry, all entries will receive a prize. All proceeds to Yarkhill Village Hall.

PLANT FAIR/CAR BOOT – There will be a plant fair and car boot sale at Yarkhill village hall on May 11, from 11am to 3pm, with refreshments available. Please call 01531 670432 for more information about the event.

Herefordshire Health Service Retirement Fellowship

THIS month’s meeting is the annual general meeting of the HHSRF reporting on the fellowship’s activities and finances over the past year. It will be held on April 28, at 2pm, in the St John’s Methodist Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford. The annual membership subscription of £10 will be due for renewal at this meeting.

The new programme for 2014/15 will be available after the AGM, at the May meeting. The next social event booked is for the Hereford Musical Theatre Company’s production of Red Hot and Cole on May 7, at the Tomkins Theatre, in Whitecross Road, Hereford.

The next fellowship amblers walk will be on May 6, around Credenhill, weather permitting.

Details will be given at the meeting on April 28. All NHS retirees are very welcome.

For further information, contact vice-chairman Ann Rosser on 01432 266185.

Kington U3A

THE next social meeting for Kington U3A will be on May 8, at 2pm, at our usual venue of Kington Football Club. The title for this meeting is Social History of Afternoon Tea, a worthwhile get-together with Eileen Dilley.

All are welcome to listen to speakers and discover new interest groups. There is a charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-members to include refreshments.

For further information about Kington U3A, please contact 01544 231401.

Knighton and District Rotary Club

THE club started last month with a meeting to discuss past and future fundraising events, as well as provide an update on the progress of charitable works. The following weekend the club raised £330 for local charities from a safari/progressive supper held at members’ homes in Norton, Letton, Leintwardine and Wigmore.

Members finished the month with Gordon Ames, from Presteigne and Norton Community Support, telling about the benefits its new furniture warehouse will offer their community.

They will be supporting this charity and attending the warehouse official opening on April 19. The money the club raises goes to its chosen charities, as its running costs are covered by club membership.

Why not find out more at Knighton Rotary? Visit knighton.

rotary1150.org. For further information about the club, contact Norman Thorp on 01547 529666 or Cathy Jones on 07813 733240, or email cathleenj2001@yahoo.co.uk

Wigmore and District Gardening Club

MEET today at 7.30pm, when the topic will be Plants for Cracks and Crevices, with Pam Pittwood, of Radnor Cottage NGS garden, Clunton. The talk will be at Wigmore Village Hall, HR6 9UW, and will cost £2 for non-members, with membership £5 per annum.

Contact Cathy Jones on 07813 733240 for more details.

Easter chemist opening hours

ASDA Stores Ltd, Belmont Road, Hereford, Good Friday, 9am to 6pm, Easter Monday, 9am to 6pm.

Boots The Chemist Ltd, 12/13 High Street, Hereford, Good Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm, Easter Monday, 10am to 4pm.

Morrison Pharmacy, Station Approach, Hereford, Good Friday, 9am to 1.30pm, and 2.30pmto 6pm, Easter Monday, 9am to 1.30pm, and 2.30pm to 6pm.

Sainsbury’s Ltd Pharmacy, Barton Yard, Hereford, Good Friday, 9am to 12.30pm, and 1pm to 7pm, Easter Sunday, noon to 1pm, Easter Monday, 9am to 12.30pm, and 1pm to 7pm.

Tesco Instore Phamacy, Abbotts Mead Road, Belmont, Hereford, Good Friday, 11am to 4pm, Easter Monday, 11am to 4pm.

Tesco Instore Pharmacy, 1 Fryzer Court, Bewell Street, Hereford, Good Friday, 11am to 4pm, Easter Monday, 11am to 4pm.

Boots The Chemist Ltd, 9 High Street, Ledbury, Good Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm, Easter Monday, 10am to 4pm.

Boots The Chemist Ltd, 18 Corn Square, Leominster, Good Friday, 11am to noon.

Leominster Pharmacy, 21/23 West Street, Leominster, Easter Monday, 11am to noon.

Westfield Walk Pharmacy, Westfield Walk, Leominster, Easter Sunday, 11am to noon.

Benjamins Pharmacy, The Community Hospital, Alton Street, Ross-on-Wye, Easter Monday, noon to 1pm.

Boots The Chemist Ltd, 5 Market Place, Ross-on-Wye, Good Friday, noon to 1pm.

Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd, Pendeen Surgery, Kent Avenue, Ross-on- Wye, Easter Sunday, noon to 1pm.

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